Powerful eBike with extra comfortable suspension
Moustache's 2021 Open Xroad 5 combines comfort and performance in an ebike that will take you from town to the mountain bike trails and home again with battery to spare. With a powerful Bosch 625Wh integrated battery, and Bosch Performance Line CX mid-mounted motor, this is a premium quality electric bike for discerning riders who are unwilling to compromise.
New for the 2021 Open Xroad 5 - other than the glossy red paint job - the suspension forks have been upgraded to a 100mm performance fork more reminiscent of what you may find on some mountain bikes. The saddle is gel, the headlight is a grunty 80 lux and the bike has a built in wheel lock. Shimano's Deore 11 speed drivetrain gives you more gearing options over the Xroad 2 or 3, the suspension seatpost has 40mm travel and the motor is Bosch's Performance Line CX, a high-end piece that we more commonly see on electric mountain bikes. With increased torque in the 2021 CX, this ebike is now capable of accelerating faster, particularly at low cadences, and makes uphill starts much easier, giving you more power available for whenever it's needed, without adding any extra weight thanks to the CX's superb design.
The ebike's control display is centrally mounted with a separate control unit to the side for switching modes. The information is available offline, and as a bonus there's a handy USB port to charge your phone!
Moustache's Open Xroad ebikes are designed for comfort and performance, if you want to sit on your ebike with an upright posture, and are looking for a really good quality ebike with step-through mounting and dismounting we highly recommend a model from the Moustache Xroad family. Although the Open Xroad 5 doesn't have the super-low step-through frame of the lesser models it does make up for it in power and comfort, as well as retaining all the accessories like built in lights, lock, carrier and kickstand.
Bosch Powered eBike
The Moustache Open Xroad 5 is powered by a Bosch 625wh battery neatly enclosed in the frame. This can be removed if necessary (to make the bike lighter when lifting, for example). Most of our customers charge the battery while it's still in the bike. There is a handy charge port that you plug the charging cable into, there's no need to remove the battery at all.
Bosch eMTB CX Motor
Moustache open Xroad ebikes are driven by a 250W Bosch Performance Line motor system which sits neatly in the frame between the pedal cranks. This central positioning, also known as mid-mount, gives a superior feeling of balance to the ride, and allows the motor to be responsive to your cadence and exertion, so you can expect a smooth and natural riding experience. As noted above this model has the upgraded CX drive.
The motor is controlled by a centrally mounted Intuvia display with separate control unit on your handlebars - with five modes, including walk-assist, you can experiment to see which fits you best and easy crank up the assistance level for climbs and headwinds, and drop down through the levels (or turn it off) when you're just cruising.
Brakes and Gears
Moustache's Open Xroad 5 features Shimano Deore 11 speed drivetrain, and great Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotor front & 160mm rear for excellent control.
Moustache Open Xroad 5 2021 Specification
|Model||2021 Xroad 5 Open|
|Frame||Xroad, 6061 T4-T6 Alloy, variable thickness hydroformed tubes, Bosch PowerTube battery integration (horizontal), integrated cable routing|
|Fork||Suntour, Mobie 25 Coil, LOR, w/preload adjustment and lockout function, 100mm travel|
|Motor||Bosch, Performance Line CX 250W - 85 Nm - higher dynamics in response and agility - Weight & form factor reduction|
|Battery||Bosch, PowerTube 625 Wh|
|Display||Bosch, Intuvia central mount with separate control unit - 5 modes (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo, Off) - « Walk assist » Information available offline - USB port to charge a phone, MP3 player, etc.|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano, Deore RD-M5120-SGS, 11-speed|
|Front cog||FSA, Alloy, 38T w/chainguard|
|Cassette||Sunrace, CSMS7, 11-42T|
|Chain||SRAM, PC1110, 11-speed with Powerlock|
|Shifters||Shimano, Deore, Rapidfire Plus for flat handlebar|
|Crankset||Moustache, Alloy, 170mm|
|Brakes||Shimano, MT200 hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano rotors: 180mm front & 160mm rear|
|Hubs||Front: Shimano, 32H, 9x100mm, with quick release. Rear: Shimano, 32H, 9x135mm, with quick release.|
|Rims||Moustache, Alloy, double wall, 32H|
|Tires||Hutchinson, Python, 27.5x2.10|
|Saddle||Selle Royal, Shadow Ergonomic with Gel|
|Seatpost||Suspension, Alloy, 31.6mm, 350mm, 40mm travel|
|Seat clamp||Moustache, Alloy, 34.9mm|
|Handlebar||Moustache, Ergonomic, Alloy, 680mm, 25° backsweep|
|Stem||Moustache, Alloy, 90mm Adjustable|
|Headset||FSA, No 57-B|
|Headlight||Spanninga, Axendo, 80 lux, powered by main battery|
|Taillight||Spanninga, Presto2Guard, powered by main battery|
|Mudguards||Moustache, Alloy, double wall design, w/alloy stays|
|Rear carrier||Moustache, Alloy, QL3 low-rider carrier, MIK Bag/Accessories compatible|
|Pedals||Resin with platform and reflectors|
|Warranty||5 years frame and Moustache Bikes fork - 2 years motor, battery (or 500 cycles) and accessories|
|Sizes||Small, Medium, Large (when available in NZ)|
|Color||Metallic Red, glossy|
|Wheel lock||AXA, Block XXL, same key for framelock & battery lock|